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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Oct 1, 2010 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do you guys fight so much?

Charlie, I always had a set of rules I brought to this site and that was every post I made would have at least 1 Link to a show or a song or a lyric - Its all about the music and we are just here to share our experiences with the music - I love hearing about what people went through to get to a show, the road trips involved, but always it was about the Grateful Dead. I love the reviews of certain folks like Liamfinnigan (gone overboard as well) Cliff, and Dr. Flashback. I respect their words and follow their links to other shows. Its because of them (and you) I am able to listen to so many different shows. So please, stay on board because your work here is like a light in very dark places as even Samwise understood...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 1, 2010 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do you guys fight so much?

Hey cap-n; hope I haven't offended in my recent transition to so often post anything BUT the music...to me it's become more than the music, and as pathetic as it sounds, it's become the PEOPLE that happen to like the music.

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Oct 1, 2010 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do you guys fight so much?

I''m with you! I'm here because I think you all are terrific. If I could surround myself with fellow heads 24/7 I would. I don't have enough deadheads in my daily life (yes, I am greedy, being married to a deadhead and with many deadhead friends too...). In fact, we are off to see DSO tonight,

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 1, 2010 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do you guys fight so much?

Have fun; never seen them hereabouts...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 1, 2010 3:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do you guys fight so much?

Tito and I are going - we're going to give stiff forearm shivers to trust fund white guys with dreadlocks dancing in skirts. Be kind - and get the hell out of my way!

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Oct 2, 2010 6:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do you guys fight so much?

OK, so I was gonna ask if you had a good time, but then I thought: Is Tito even a real person? Or is that bluedevil just pulling my leg?
Assuming you meant it, did you have fun? I was hoping for something from the 70s, but 3/29/87 worked too.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 2, 2010 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do you guys fight so much?

Hey--so "that" is what they do, right? They pick a show and "do it" in their style or some such? That's what I've picked up from postings here without looking into it at all...

So, did it work WELL for ya? Just curious...seems a lot of folks actually like them better than the more "DEAD" related bands/partial bands/etc. of late...

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Oct 2, 2010 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do you guys fight so much?

I'm not going to choose which band I like best (dso v. furthur), but I will say that everyone in DSO sings remarkably well. and the crowds and venues are smaller, which is always nice.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Oct 1, 2010 11:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Frodo Begat Jerry????

Okay.

Tolkien references....

Once is a data point in isolation. You can't even calculate slope.

Twice could still be coincidence, but now you can calculate slope, but not R squared.

Four times????? Not coincidence. A handful more and we have statistical significance.

Just how many Dead fans are also Tolkien fans and is there a causal or deterministic relationship?

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Oct 1, 2010 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tolkien Begat Hunter????

Yes - I read Tolkien in the late 60s, and twice again. (The films were tremendous.) I can see a very strong connection here. Hunter's poetry is descended from similar lineage. Tolkien's themes of heroism in the common man have universal appeal, but it's the storytelling similarities - think of Terrapin suite, or Mountains of the Moon. A deeply shared characteristic is the poetry, music and love of legend running through all the books, not to mention the tremendous detail and history... All of us love to delve into GD history, recall legendary shows and epic nights, the sounds of music wafting thru the air over smoky campgrounds...

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Poster: jerrys beard Date: Oct 1, 2010 2:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Frodo Begat Jerry????

My 7th grade English teacher was a Tolkien freak (1966) and I loved reading. She had knobby knees from surfing in the waters on the SF peninsula, long before it was acceptable to be a surfer chick in San Francisco.

I read the Hobbit and then naturally fell right into the rest, which I have read and reread on a regular basis.

Now that I reread my first paragraph, she could have been my first teacher crush!

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Poster: Hal R Date: Oct 1, 2010 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Frodo Begat Jerry????

1st read the Hobbit in 1970, started listening to the Dead in 72 and figure both Tolkien and GD are lifelong companions.

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J. R. R. Tolkien